Taking our cues from the colors of sea glass and hydrangea, our little house at the Jersey Shore got a make-over. In a weekend, we pulled up the wall to wall carpets to expose the hard woods...and then, because my husband is just that kind of man, he decided to paint the living and dining rooms! Yes, all done in a weekend. Yup, the guy still blows me away...after 34 years...he can put teenagers to shame!
The color on the walls is Valspar Bistro White. It has lightened and brightened and we are pretty darn pleased with the results.
In the living room, we painted the area above the fireplace with a tiny sample jar of turquoise paint.
I am calling it swimming pool blue because it reminds me of the 1950's swimming pools that dotted the California coast, but most who have seen the color think it is a Tiffany blue.
The shades of greens and blues were inspired by the Persian carpet in the living room as well as the mid-century La Mirada pottery used by Wendell August Forge in their vintage hammered aluminum creations. You can see some of the pieces in the hutch as well as the vases flanking the mantle.
We decorated the house with bouquets of hydrangea from around our property this weekend for a big party. Some people dread those big get togethers, but I love it. One reason is because I get to see family and friends in one place and it is usually for a celebration. However, it is also a reason to finish a project quickly. I feel that we accomplished that in great time.
It doesn't get better than this...Having Grandma and Grandpa here to sing happy birthday to you...Happy Birthday Jenna and Congratulations again on your graduation...a happy and worthy double celebration!!